2006 Navarro Brut Cuvee

Needed a sparkler for Valentine’s Day and found this on the top shelf of the closet rack, covered with dust. A quick chill in the freezer and ta dum! 100% Gewurztraminer this presents as big, appley, and full of effusive bubbles. Crisp apples on the palate balanced with a touch of yeast and a dry Macintosh apple finish that lingers nicely. With time, the crisp apple mellows a bit. Not a complex sparkler but a happy, enjoyable bubbly from the venerable Navarro Vineyards. Moe, double Larry. Paired beautifully with pan roasted swordfish drizzled with a citrus-butter sauce.

JD (2/09)